|Arts of Pranking Romances
Author: aNdreaa PM
As punishment for setting off firecrackers at school, Sasuke is doomed to befriend the new girl in town...Haruno Sakura. But in this guy's life, the only thing he likes to do is pranking. And she's not going to stand down. SasuSaku. NejiTen. NaruHina. AU.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Sasuke U. & Sakura H. - Chapters: 18 - Words: 29,819 - Reviews: 695 - Favs: 502 - Follows: 168 - Updated: 11-12-06 - Published: 09-29-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2599213
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Arts of Pranking Romances
Chapter 1: Firecrackers and Substandard Geeks
"I said, I'm coming!"
"I'M COMING, DAMN IT!"
Haruno Sakura stumbled over miscellaneous boxes and packages before she landed painfully on her face in front of her mother.
"Dear…you really need to learn how to be like a proper lady."
"Are you done unpacking?"
"Uh…right, I am like, SO done…sort of…"
Sakura's glance lingered on the scattered boxes still on the floor and some half opened.
"…okay, well, not really DONE, done…just sort of done…?"
She flashed a hopeful smile. Her mother sighed.
"You know…most mothers don't have to send their child to etiquette classes…"
"Ahaha…good one, mom…"
"When you're done, go say hello to our neighbors tomorrow! They're nice people, and I'm sure they'd be glad to see you."
I'd rather eat my shoe, Sakura thought, but plastering a fake smile on her face.
"Alright then- me and your father are going out for a couple of hours. Stay home, and be good, alright?"
"Ehehehe…" Sakura weakly laughed, before closing the door. She had just moved in a few days ago, and there was no way she was gonna introduce herself to some strange neighbors that were probably stuck up and rich. She sighed and flopped down on the sofa, taking in her new surroundings. They had just moved into the high class town of Konoha, where she new absolutely NO ONE, didn't know where ANYTHING was, and didn't know ANYBODY at her NEW school. Talk about a major problem.
The only thing that comforted her the slightest might have been that they had moved in right next door to a FABULOUS mansion, decked in gold and mahogany wood. Perhaps she could make friends with the neighbor next door and catch a glimpse of the inside…
She shook her head and all of her fantasies disappeared. Slumping back in her chair, she sighed again and stared at the wall. It was Friday…didn't the school year start today? So why didn't she go? It would have been a HECK of a LOT better than—
"—sitting here bored to death," she mumbled to herself. Glancing at her new calendar pinned to the wall, she found that she would most likely go to school on Monday. What to do over the weekend?
Now, making friends with the neighbors seemed a LOT more exciting than each her own shoe.
A little less than a mile away….
In the empty halls of a school, three boys could be seen, hiding inside the janitors closet, plotting what could only be described as trouble.
"Shut up, dipstick! Do you want to get us in trouble!"
"You shut up! And…uh…I'm hungry."
"I said, shut up!"
"You shut up, Uchiha!"
"You're hungry, huh? Then how about a knuckle sandwich you substandard geek!"
"…are you sure about this?"
"Positive. Gimme the matches."
"Hurry up! He's almost here!"
"Got the firecrackers?"
"Alright, Operation Desk Blow Out ready to go underway."
"Haha, Neji- you're a genius."
"C'mon already," Naruto whined. "I've gotta go to the bathroom."
"AW, DUDE! GROSS!"
"Light the firecrackers."
But before they could argue anymore, Uchiha Sasuke, Uzumaki Naruto, and Hyuga Neji burst out of the closet, flinging lit sparklers in front of the door of a full classroom. Laughing, they stumbled out of the school, and into the parking lot- plugging their ears for the long-awaited—
"WHAT THE HELL!"
School was in pandemonium. Immediately, the fire alarms went off and the automatic ceiling sprinklers turned on, showering the entire student body. People were running everywhere: Into corners, out in the halls, slamming into doors, running into lockers, smashing against each other and then passing out…
And who was to blame but the three most ingenious kings of pranksters?
"UCHIHA SASUKE, HYUGA NEJI, AND UZUMAKI NARUTO! REPORT TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE IMMEDIATELY! IMMEDIATELY!"
The three boys cowered at such a loud voice screeching into the overhead intercom that echoed over the screaming students. Only such a voice could belong to the one…the ONLY…
Tsunade. The most fearless and fearsome teacher who ever set foot on this planet.
Boy, would she give those freeloaders a nice, FAT, detention.
As Sasuke, Naruto, and Neji somberly walked to the DEATH-ENSURING office, they couldn't help but grin at each other. It was only the first day of their sophomore year, and their first prank had not turned out too shabby.
They were on a roll. Supposedly, it had started when Naruto met Neji in the beginning of their freshman year…they were so young…naïve…ready to set out and tackle the world, one frown at a time…then SASUKE moved in. That's when spiders started appearing in the girls' bathrooms…traps above all of the doors…rigged desks…toppling chairs…
Oh, yes…that was ALL from the great intellect of Uchiha Sasuke.
…and of course, his assistants, the dunce Uzumaki Naruto and the idea-making Hyuga Neji.
A hero is nothing without a sidekick, right?
Insert theme song…
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